Monday, May 14, 2012

An Evening With The Duggar Family


Saturday evening my husband and son and I, as well as a couple of our children and their families, were blessed enough to spend an evening with the Duggar family. The event (A Celebration of Hope) was held at Calvary Baptist Church in Joplin, Missouri.
Amber and Audrey and I
Our Table
Daughter, Amber, granddaughter, Audrey, and I attended a special dinner that was held before the family event in the evening and everything was so special! So beautiful!

Audrey and Her Dinner
Dinner was catered in from The Red Onion and there were special cupcakes from Smallcakes Cupcakery. We (and a roomful of other lovely ladies) had dinner with Jim Bob and Michelle and seventeen of their nineteen children.

Afterwards there was a question and answer session with Michelle. After that, we went to the sanctuary where we joined up with our menfolk and the rest of the family that had come. We were blessed with music by the children before Jim Bob and Michelle shared their testimony. Afterwards there were pictures and book signings.
Grandma Duggar
Duggar Children 1
Duggar Children 2

Duggar Children 3
Duggar Children 4
Duggar Children 5
Jim Bob and Michelle - REALLY nice people!!!
This was one of the most spiritually uplifting and encouraging evenings that I can remember in a long, long time. It was absolutely wonderful!


Buddy, Christy, Liz, T.J. and Sarah With Jim Bob and Michelle
Patrick, Amber, Audrey, Silas, and Isaiah With Jim Bob and Michelle
John and I and Audrey With Jim Bob and Michelle
All proceeds from this event went to the Ronald McDonald House in Joplin, Missiouri.


22 comments:

  1. What a blessing I am sure it was wonderful!

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    1. It really was, Tesha. The Duggars are some of the sweetest, kindest, most down-to-earth people that I've ever met.

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  2. aww how special! I love the Duggars :) Such a sweet family. I don't know if you heard they lost their daughter, Jubilee Shalom in late 2011. I am actually about to watch the show with my mom. You can purchase the episode, that shows how they dealt with the loss and the service, etc. on amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/A-Duggar-Loss/dp/B007PARF7E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337096471&sr=8-1

    The Duggars daughter, Josie, was due within days of when my Lily Katherine was due. So, Josie has a sweet spot in my heart. And now with the loss of Jubilee, we have something else in common. They play a song that is very special to my heart on the episode. I don't know if you've heard it. It's called "I Will Carry You" by Selah.

    Blessings! :)

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  3. Dear Hannah Rose,

    Thanks, again, for stopping by to visit and comment. It is appreciated more than you know!

    Yes, after dinner, during the question and answer session, Michelle spoke about Jubilee's loss and brought up the fact that she noticed the butterflies that graced each table and commented on how special they were as the butterfly is the symbol that they picked as a symbol for Jubilee. The pastor's wife had also lost a little girl, Isabella, and they, too, had chosen a butterfly as her symbol, so it was very special for both of them. Thanks for sharing the link to the DVD. I will check that out. Josie was at the dinner and is just as cute as a button! I haven't heard the song by Selah, but I will look it up on YouTube and listen to it. Thanks for sharing! Take care and God bless!

    All My Love,
    ~Rebecca

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  4. How fun!:) The Duggars seem like such a sweet people. What a lovely way to spend the evening with your family.

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  5. i see you ladies had fun dinner with the duggars and getting to met them to i got to met the duggars at one of their book signing in june of last year. did they sing and do you have any of them singing.
    -brittani

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    1. We did, Brittani! We had a ball! And, yes! They did sing and all of the children played their violins. Absolutely lovely! And, no, I didn't get any photos of them singing. Sorry! :(

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    2. i have a blog and i added a new tab it is called duggar fans meeting the duggars and i want to know if i can use one of your picture to do so if that ok.
      -brittani

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  6. Brittani, I would need your e-mail address and a link to your site before I could decide whether or not to grant permission to use those pictures. Please e-mail them to me via private e-mail at proverbs31heart@yahoo.com and I will let you know. Thanks! ~Rebecca

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    1. i sended you the email and the link.
      -brittani

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  7. What a sweet site, Brittani! And, yes, you may use our photo on your site. Let me know when you get it posted. And thanks for sharing! Have a blessed weekend! :)

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    1. ok thanks ok i will let you know and you can comment it and can i put your name or your family under the picture.
      -brittani

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    2. so any pictures right and can put your name or family on the bottom of the picture so people know who the duggars are with.
      -brittani

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    3. i have posted it.
      -brittani

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  8. Brittani has a cute site devoted to the Duggar family. If anyone is interested in viewing it, here is the link:

    http://duggarfanforeverblog.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for sharing, Brittani! Have a blessed weekend! :)

    ~Rebecca

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  9. you have a a nice weekend too.
    -brittani

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  10. Small world! I was their too! :D I also created a post about my experience at Calvary on: http://lovesherlord.blogspot.com

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    1. Tina! I'm so excited! I can't believe that we were both at the same event and that we both live in the same area! AWESOME!!! Thanks for dropping in and sharing! I've already looked at your page and I love it! The Duggars are, without a doubt, some of the best people I've ever met! A real blessing indeed!

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  11. Following! :) Would you please follow me? :D

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  12. Hi Rebecca,
    I have a blog about the Duggars that you might be interested in. Here is the link: http://duggarsfamilyfan.blogspot.com/
    You could follow me if you wish to.

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  13. Nice blog, Bayley! Thanks for sharing! :)

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